Yes, it is wet in the DC Metro area, but that's not the problem. In the midst of major thunderstorms last night, the apartment complex where qnotku & hundakleptisis park their books lost all electrical power.
To add insult to injury, as of this evening, power has been restored to every building in the complex *except* the one where they live. Seem the storm got to their apartment building's boiler room too. Sheesh.
Best guess-timate on their return to modern life is sometime tomorrow afternoon. Keep your fingers crossed.